National Senior Center Month

Celebrate LIFE at Your Senior Center!

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2015 Senior Center Month PosterSeptember is National Senior Center Month—your opportunity to showcase your senior center and promote a positive image of aging.

The 2015 theme is: Celebrate LIFE at Your Senior Center!

Program GuideFind great ideas to create a memorable celebration and educate your community about the services you offer. Feel free to share this guide with your colleagues.

4 Ways to Celebrate LIFE at Senior Centers: Share this article to encourage seniors to celebrate LIFE (Learning, Independence, Friends, and Energy) at their local senior center.

NISC member-only materials

The following materials have been emailed NISC members. If you are a member and have not received them, please email

  • Publicity Guide: Use this a step-by-step media plan with timelines to capture awareness and promote community involvement and support for your celebration.
  • Poster: Bring recognition to your center with the 2015 poster, which can be customized by inserting photos of seniors participating in your activities.
  • Thank You Card: Thank everyone who participates in your events.


Our national celebration of senior centers began in 1979, with Senior Center Week celebrated in May. The concept gained support of other aging organizations, as well as the full Senate and the House Select Committee on Aging.

Since then, thanks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Aging Task Force, numerous mayoral proclamations have declared Senior Center Week. In 1985, NISC was instrumental in achieving the first Senior Center Week Presidential Proclamation signed by President Ronald Reagan. In 2007, NISC designated the entire month of September as Senior Center Month to give centers greater flexibility in scheduling celebratory events.

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Join the nation, celebrate, and have fun with National Senior Center Month!

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